Reopening Statement March 20211 March 2021
We hope to restart our live events, films and workshops a few weeks later. Although some events are currently on sale, we plan to publish our summer season in April. It will include a range of events that have previously been rescheduled alongside some new additions to the programme. Our website will be updated regularly as dates are confirmed. As usual, our members will receive advance notice of new ticketed events in the programme.
We want to reopen smoothly and avoid the need to rearrange a large number of events if the roadmap dates change. We are therefore only arranging events that can be enjoyed with socially distanced audiences until the end August. This means tickets will be very limited and additional capacity will only be released when the government confirms the end of social distancing.
We are planning our summer season carefully to ensure that everyone feels comfortable when returning to The Spring. We will publish more information about what we are doing to continue to keep people safe in the coming weeks. We hope that the declining rates of infection, our safety measures and the rollout of the vaccine programme mean that you will all feel confident returning to see us.
Throughout the pandemic we have done our best to provide events and activities online, over the phone and in person when appropriate. It has been an extraordinary time and we want to thank the thousands of you who have kept with us, tried new things and told us how much you appreciate what we do. Although we have enjoyed some extraordinary moments remotely there is nothing like welcoming our visitors through the doors. We can’t wait to be back there again to bring people back together to enjoy some special shared experiences.
We extend our thanks to our funders, Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council and Havant Borough Council for their support over the last year. We also thank all our supporters who have donated their tickets or contributed to our Revitalising The Spring campaign to ensure we can come back as the organisation you know and love. Finally, to our board and staff who have been incredibly flexible, resilient and determined throughout the last year. We could not have got this far without any of you.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Spring as soon as we can.